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American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
+1 212-595-9533
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American Folk Art Museum

So you have time before your performance at Lincoln Center - just cross the street and spend time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
loth87
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Important museum featuring many great art works

Really enjoyed seeing all the interesting art works throughout the exhibit. The layout and lighting... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
James B
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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The American Folk Art Museum is the premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.
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2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets, New York City, NY 10023-6229
Upper West Side
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"suggested donation"
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"free music"
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"self taught"
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"dead children"
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"upper west side"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you have time before your performance at Lincoln Center - just cross the street and spend time at the American Folk Art Museum. Its small enough to be able to see and appreciate their latest exhibit in a short amount of time. And its...More

Thank loth87
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing all the interesting art works throughout the exhibit. The layout and lighting were excellent and highlighted the art works very well. The addition of iPads and TVs for close ups was also very useful.

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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We've been here twice and enjoyed it each time. I love seeing the self-taught artistry. The exhibits are varied and the size is easily manageable for when you don't want to spend an entire day in one place; this museum can be done in under...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

The American Folk Art Museum is a small but important institution that promotes the work of self-taught artists. While the works may often look amateurish, that in fact is precisely their appeal for many visitors. Unlike pretty much every other museum in New York City,...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Three small galleries full of visual treats. These works in particular outstanding. The museum is FREE, and highly professional. Tours are available. Two friends who came to be polite lefts thrilled, and eager to tell someone they knew.

1  Thank Don B
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

What a delightful museum! Everything falls into place perfectly at the American Folk Art Museum. It is small enough to give visitors everything they might want in a tidy time frame. There are basically two spacious exhibition rooms and a small entry area, making it...More

1  Thank GettinOn
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Small museum. It's free. On Wednesdays there's jazz music at 2 pm. Every time I come to NewYork I visit. This time the exhibition was very interesting. I like the shop but can't afford to buy anything.

1  Thank LNS383
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

The museum was having a collection of "THE ANNETTE GERO COLLECTION OF QUILTS FROM MILITARY FABRICS" , this will be on till 7th Jan 2018. The quilts made from old military war uniforms with various designs and sizes were on display. Most of the designs...More

1  Thank Raghu1943
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a small, accessible museum consisting of 3-4 rooms, a discerning gift shop and very welcoming staff. I discovered it last Friday when looking for a unique gift card and was charmed by the staff and free music concerts. One local artist, Benadict Pensato,...More

1  Thank activechica
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Lovely be going here to see the shows and yo go to the gift store for unique folk art presents . Lovely place To visit, educational and inspiring. Not well known by many but a gr and place to visit.

Thank Allan S
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Wilhelmina411
October 31, 2015|
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Yes, the museum is fully wheelchair accessible. I do not know about street parking in the area, but there is a 24 hour parking garage on Broadway and 64th Streets.
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